I wish I had taken more photos. From the Dragon cake to the chiffon-draped ceilings, the whole thing was AMAZING!
This is Grandma with all the dragon egg pinatas for the birthday kids.
And it was a dress up party, so here is Maxwell as the cutest Medieval Wizard ever:
Of course, I didn't leave all the activities up to others to do. We learned about Medieval castles. Did you know Ms. Frizzle does history books as well as science books? My boys and I were pretty excited to find that out. Her Medieval Castle book was perfect.
And here is our marshmallow, ice cream cone, and toothpick castle:
We also learned about Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts. The book "Magic in the Margins" was perfect for this. We made our own illuminated names with gold glitter glue as a finishing touch.
And we actually did science this week. We learned about mixtures. We mixed sugar and iron fillings and played with the fillings from underneath the plate with a magnet to show how the mixture was not a compound. I quickly changed it from sugar to salt, once I realized that the little ones were to tempted by a plate of sugar regardless of the iron fillings! Eek! (no one was tempted by the salt-thank goodness!) We also mixed water and a lot of different substances. And we mixed water and salt and boiled all the water away to prove that it really was just a mixture since the salt was left behind.
Fun fun, another homeschool success of a week....speaking of homeschool successes, my homeschooled-niece just graduated from college! A bachelor's at the age of 20! GO RACHAEL!